Well folks, I'm heading toward the final countdown at school. I believe that come Monday I have eleven days left with the students. This, of course, means that the kids are CRAZY. Seriously. Like, duck and cover and hope that they don't take prisoners, crazy. (I only partially jest.)
Track season ended and our girls did FABULOUS at all-county. All-county is where 66 schools come and compete (y'know, all the middle schools in our county...) They did us proud.
It's pretty obvious why I chose to hibernate this past week. Rather than stay after for various things that I'm not obligated to take care of this coming week, I came home, made dinner, and read. Oh. And watched bunches of tv. *sigh* It was lovely.
- The White Devil by Justin Evans - a DNF for me; but everyone else loved it.
- Great Expectations by Charles Dickens - read for the Classic Circuit's Dueling Authors.
- The Lovely Bones - the movie, IMO, was soooo much better than the book!
- On Mystic Lake by Kristin Hannah - I can't help it; I was bored.
- Maximum Ride. Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports by James Patterson - I've really been enjoying the series and have about five or six kids who have read them so we have fun talking about it. Review of the first three books coming soon.
- Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry - I'm 200 pages in and cannot believe how much I'm enjoying this nifty little western. (I really shouldn't call it "little" considering it's over 900 pages). I owe this choice to James over at Ready When You Are, CB. If it hadn't been for his Hop-a-Long Western Challenge I'd probably never pick up this masterpiece.